suspension setup tips wanted



3 replies to this topic
  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 20, 2001 - 04:07 PM

#1

I'm hitting an outdoor MX track for the first time this friday and I need to setup my suspension. I weigh about 160 without gear. Any general tips from people of similar size would be great!

  • motoman393

Posted June 21, 2001 - 04:51 AM

#2

I weight 162lbs. w/o gear and I am still on the stock clicker settings (sometimes I go 1-2 softer on the top if the track has alot of braking bumps)! I ride strictly MX and it rides really good! This bike comes from the factory setup for a 180lb guy, so it works great for a fast 162lb er'! ! I also bleed the air out of my forks every time I come in and it helps with the harshness! Im sure mine is not perfect but it works good! Oh yeah I forgot I have Mobil 1 ATF in mine it helps to stiffen the front end and it doesnt dive on corners anymore!

Garrett

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  • dhvann

Posted June 21, 2001 - 03:30 PM

#3

Motoman,

I'm new to this, so forgive me. How do you bleed the air from the forks?

Don

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 21, 2001 - 04:59 PM

#4

There are vent screws on the top next to the rebound adjusters.

Also thanks for the reply. I set it back closer to stock (I had the compression turned way out) and I'll give it a shot. Hopefully I won't pogo myself to death. :)


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